well grounded (adj)

1based on good evidence or reasons: soundly based; well founded.
2having a good training in or knowledge of a subject.

Theory of Change

How change happens

Well Grounded believes that real and sustainable impacts on natural resource governance and community rights won’t be possible until the people who live in the countries concerned have the information, skills and resources they need to address the issues directly, and to hold their own governments and decision-makers to account. In the current context, Well Grounded believes that the best route to equip people is via national civil society organisations that represent them and that are in touch with them regularly. We also believe that connecting people and organisations is an important element of achieving positive change.

Well Grounded therefore supports national civil society organisations in the Congo Basin and Liberia that are working for good governance of natural resources and the rights of local communities to become more effective. We do this so that they can deliver on the rights and governance work themselves.